open·ing /ˈopnɪŋ, ˈopə-/
打開; 斷路; 開口; 口徑; 孔; 通道
O·pen v. t. [imp. & p. p. Opened p. pr. & vb. n. Opening.]
1. To make or set open; to render free of access; to unclose; to unbar; to unlock; to remove any fastening or covering from; as, to open a door; to open a box; to open a room; to open a letter.
And all the windows of my heart
I open to the day. --Whittier.
2. To spread; to expand; as, to open the hand.
3. To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.
The king opened himself to some of his council, that he was sorry for the earl's death. --Bacon.
Unto thee have I opened my cause. --Jer. xx. 12.
While he opened to us the Scriptures. --Luke xxiv. 32.
4. To make known; to discover; also, to render available or accessible for settlements, trade, etc.
The English did adventure far for to open the North parts of America. --Abp. Abbot.
5. To enter upon; to begin; as, to open a discussion; to open fire upon an enemy; to open trade, or correspondence; to open an investigation; to open a case in court, or a meeting.
6. To loosen or make less compact; as, to open matted cotton by separating the fibers.
To open one's mouth, to speak.
To open up, to lay open; to discover; to disclose.
Poetry that had opened up so many delightful views into the character and condition of our =\“bold peasantry, their country's pride.”\= --Prof. Wilson.
1. The act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech.
The opening of your glory was like that of light. --Dryden.
2. A place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole.
We saw him at the opening of his tent. --Shak.
3. Hence: An opportunity; as, an opening for business. [Colloq.]
5. A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; a clearing; as, oak openings. [U.S.]
adj : first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of
Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene" [ant: closing]
n 1: an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a
small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a
gap in the wall" [syn: gap]
2: a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
3: becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms
was the sign I was waiting for"
4: the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the
opening received good critical reviews" [syn: opening
night, curtain raising]
5: the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his
cautious opening of the door" [ant: shutting]
6: opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there
is an opening in the sales department"
7: the initial part of the introduction; "the opening
established the basic theme"
8: a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
[syn: possibility, possible action]
9: an aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity; "the
orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the
heart" [syn: orifice, porta]
10: a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left
a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
11: an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway
between decks of a ship [syn: hatchway, scuttle]
12: the first of a series of actions; "he memorized all the
important chess openings" [syn: first step, initiative,